WHY DON’T WE dismantle the Canadian diplomatic corps, close down most of our missions abroad, and put the $75 million it costs to run the Department of External Affairs every year to better use? Do we really need 815 diplomats, administrators and technicians and 1,466 clerks and stenographers running around Ottawa and 86 foreign missions on generous pay, with even more generous allowances?By WALTER STEWART14 min
THERE’S A MYTH in skiing circles that says: “If you can get them by 10, you’ve hooked them for life.” Unfortunately, that wasn’t true for me. I skied for eight years, from age 10 to 18. In that period I twisted both knees and both ankles, never changed my skis, only bought bigger boots when I absolutely had to.By MARJORIE HARRIS12 min
THE FIRST TIME it happened was at a supermarket in Charleston, South Carolina, just 18 months ago. A middle-aged, unlovely Canadian bachelor of scholarly bent and indiscernible allure was being deafened and debuttoned by a gaggle of nymphettes performing one of the sexual rites of our times.By Catherine Breslin12 min
MY EARLIEST recollections of hockey go back to when I was five or six years old. I really can’t remember when, in the wintertime, I wasn’t struggling along over the ice on some kind of contraption. My first memory is of using double runners on a pond opposite the parsonage on 697 Dovercourt Road in Toronto.By Lester B. Pearson12 min
WEARY OF THOSE endless beaches full of gritty sand? Appalled by sun that glares all day with second-degree burns? Bored with Hiltonian luxury, scuba diving, romantic tropical nights and all those girls in bikinis? Do the interminable castles of Europe and all that dead, dead history leave you jaded, tired and happy to get back to the rat race in the Canadian winter?By MICHAEL HASTINGS10 min
Well, for one thing it’s the symbolic tool of the revolution that’s going on among young people right now. But on a simpler and more obvious level, it’s also a music with very definite and very high standards, the majority music being made by the young creative people of today.By LARRY CORYELL, MOE KOFFMAN10 min
What will we call them 40 years on? The Swinging Sixties? The Sick Sixties? The Era of Excess? We don’t know; but there was something about those 10 years, something that had to do with excitement and struggle for change. What was it? Here Macleans recaptures a taste of the fact and folklore that will make the decade as well remembered as the Roaring Twenties or the Gay Nineties.
RE A New Direction For The New Democrats: LEFT! (October Canada Report): The recent BC election was not won for Social Credit by Premier Bennett’s vastly expensive campaign against socialism. What influenced me to vote for Social Credit was mainly the solid alignment of the NDP here with the trade-union movement and the arbitrary way some trade unions acted this year in their negotiations with employers and their conduct Of prolonged strikes.
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